RHKTriton wrote:Not the outcome anyone wants.
Did you get a turn-key engine, with all the ancilliaries installed, eg turbo, alternator, etc?
Or, did they transplant most of the gear from your old engine?
RHKTriton wrote:I'd check the variable vane mech for free moving operation on the turbo, esp if the old one had been reused.
RHKTriton wrote:I had a case where a gasket in the inlet manifold had slipped during reassembly after a valve adjustment and partially blocked the inlet - was obvious improvement once sorted.
Steane wrote:Timing belt installed a tooth or two out?
wildturkeycanoe wrote:This is more technical but I'll put it up here for general conversation in case it is nothing to do with the engine.
I had the new motor put in a while ago, just had 10,000km service done today. The problem I have, I wish I had the old engine back in it.
The old engine, even though it had it's "Triton lag", went pretty well. There is a steep hill I go up to my mate's property that I used to cruise on about 70-80km/h all the way. Even with camper it'd do 60 clicks. Now I have the new engine in, I can barely do 60 up the same hill, unloaded. How is this possible?
I used to be able to get around 11.5L/100km on the highway, even under 12L/100km with camper once. Now I can't get it below 13.5 on highway and around town it averages 15L/100km and is at worst about 18L/100. This is a brand new motor with nearly 15,000km on it. What gives?
I though perhaps it's because I put in a foam uni-filter instead of paper air filter [every trip up the mountains I'd have to replace it from being clogged], but I had that in before the new engine. Maybe the new tyres, which are only half an inch wider than before. What could it be?
Acceleration is almost non-existent, worse than before the new donk. From a standstill I plant the foot to the floor, move slowly, engine starts picking up to maybe about 2000rpm, then roughly 3-4 seconds later a little get up and go, then turbo kicks in and finally we get some power. But then the auto kicks into second, all motivation ceases and revs drop to below 2000. It's like the throttle got cut off. Same again, nothing for a couple of seconds until turbo, then finally some oomph. It is so frustrating, even without air-con going. Even if I'm doing 70km/h and just let my foot back off for a second, it feels like someone turned the motor off for a second and then I have to wait for about 2-3 seconds for the engine to respond again. It never did this with the old motor.
I though perhaps the injectors need a SQL, but after leaving the dealer and driving home today, it still sucked 16L/100km all the way home. Up a bit of an incline, I struggled to get her from 80 up to 100, over probably 500m to 1km, with the pedal to the floorboard.
I am now in the mindset that it needs an ECU remap. I cleaned the air filter today, just in case, but it made no diff. EGR is blocked, catch can activated, no inlet manifold grime. What else could it be?
Also, any day that the mercury hits 25 degrees or above, the clutch fan is screaming it's head off. Doing its job or just robbing me of power? So contemplating an electric fan to rid me of that awful noise.
I love my Triton, help me want to keep loving it!
lufc wrote:gday mate , did you get this sorted? i too just had a new motor installed and its not got as much go as the old one
senatorjohn wrote:Did a rebuild on my 2.5 litre diesel, new turbo, timing belts etc. Goes like a rocket. So why can't a dealer get it right when they have access to all the factory information and tooling ?
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